In Pictures: Memorial for Nelson Mandela

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US President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg

A memorial service was held for the departed South African leader, Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg today. Many world leaders showed up at the event. Courtesy of the AFP, we present some of the famous faces at the rain-drenched event.

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US President Barack Obama (R) talks with the widow of South African President Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel,
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Former US President Bill Clinton (R), Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C), and their daughter Chelsea
Former US President Bill Clinton (R), Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (C), and their daughter Chelsea
Mandela's former wife Winnie Mandela (3R) arrives for the memorial service
Mandela’s former wife Winnie Mandela (3R) arrives for the memorial
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Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (L) talks with US President Barack Obama
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt (L) talks with US President Barack Obama
South Africa's archbishop emeritus and honorary Elders, Desmond Tutu, gestures while delivering a speech during the memorial service
South Africa’s archbishop emeritus and honorary Elders, Desmond Tutu, gestures while delivering a speech during the memorial service
South Africans sing while holding a cover of the Afrikaans daily Beeld inside Orlando Stadium in Soweto,
South Africans sing while holding a cover of the Afrikaans daily Beeld inside Orlando Stadium in Soweto,
US President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg
US President Barack Obama pauses while speaking during the memorial service for late South African President Nelson Mandela at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg
A woman applauds as she watches the retransmission of the memorial service for late former South African president Nelson Mandela, on a giant screen in front of the city hall in Durban on 10 december
A woman applauds as she watches the retransmission of the memorial service for late former South African president Nelson Mandela, on a giant screen in front of the city hall in Durban on 10 december
Morocco's Prince Moulay Rachid (L) and the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmud Abbas (C) arriving to attend the memorial service for late South African President
Morocco’s Prince Moulay Rachid (L) and the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmud Abbas (C) arriving to attend the memorial service for late South African President
Obama meets Raul Castro
Obama meets Raul Castro
Queen Rania of Jordan and Ghana's former President Jerry Rawlings (L) arrive for the memorial service
Queen Rania of Jordan and Ghana’s former President Jerry Rawlings (L) arrive for the memorial service